Fused Glass Made New Again

Recently two friends of mine bought a studio from the family of a wonderful artist who had passed away, Maxine. One friend chose the flamework supplies and one friend got the stained glass and fused glass supplies. My friend gave some of the unfinished stained-glass pieces to a stained-glass artist friend of hers (Kelly) and she finished them – aren’t they amazing? She’s selling them and donating the profits to benefit Maxine’s charity World Central Kitchen.

My friend gave me a couple of the fused glass pieces that weren’t finished. I finished them by adding more flowers to these two little white and green panels. I think they look great. The difficult part was figuring out how to display them. The 1st one on the left is one of the panels, then the 4 different ways I considered displaying the panels. Can you guess which one I chose? (Actually, Sharon and Brian helped me chose, it’s the perfect display.)

She also gave me this huge piece of white and green confetti glass fused together with flowers on one end. I cut it in half and the piece that didn’t have flowers on it I added flowers, ladybug, vitrigraph, a mushroom, etc., and made these two fused glass pieces. I added hangers to the backs of them and now they are beautiful, flowered wall panels. Or of course you can just put them in a stand.

The other half of the piece already had some pretty flowers, so I just added a couple more flowers, vitrigraph, and the butterfly. I think it’s so pretty and elegant. BTW this piece was in the Denver store and sold already.

In order to honor Maxine, I’m going to do the same thing as Cathy did, I’m going to give the profits to Maxine’s charity World Central Kitchen.

If you would like to see more of my fused glass work, please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my site and my Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to and learn a little more about jewelry, check out our newsletter. It is published the last day of each month.

Keeping my kilns warm,

Karen

2 Comments

  1. Beverly Dye says:

    I bought two beautiful fused glass pieces at an art show in Portland Oregon. they were framed in black wrought iron and intended for the garden.

    Unfortunately one got broken during a move and I have been driving around with the black iron frame stake in my trunk ever since (2 yrs!) trying to find someone who could make a similar glass piece to use in the frame. So thrilled to see your website because i think you’re that person. I will send you dimensions of the frame and a picture of the piece I still have and would like to see if you can create one similar to it. Thanks ☺Beverly Dye 704 5171283

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